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that was this date, 40 days out from the election in '08 and 40 days out from the election in '04. in '04 the campaign was consumed with the debate over at least one of our wars. 40 days out from the election in '08, in the midst of the financial meltdown the campaign was consumed with both of the wars. now it's 2012 and we're 40 days out from the election this year and we are not quite as consumed with that issue, but we are still in one of those wars. and not being consumed with that issue turns out is not a mutual decision by the two candidates. i mean, the democratic side, president obama, talks about the war in iraq that he ended and the war in afghanistan he is still waging all the time. he brings it up all the time. it is his republican opponent, mr. romney, who has generally done his best to avoid the subject altogether. i have to say, credit where credit's due. today while he still did not go there directly, at least, at last, finally, today mitt romney got close to the subject. >> we have huge numbers of our men and women that are returning from conflict that are seeking counsel
know, the election has already started. almost half the states in the country, people can get access to a ballot and vote by mail if they want to. you can do in-person early voting in idaho, south dakota and vermont. that also starts on thursday of this week in wyoming and iowa. and what that means, beyond just the convenience of voting early in those state, what it means for the campaign is every day is potentially decisive. if you're talking about who is going to win in iowa, without early voting, we would be looking at the latest poll and saying in this latest poll obama is up by 7 in iowa. i wonder if he'll hold on to that lead until election day. but now you look at the polling in iowa and say obama is up by 7 in iowa and people are voting in iowa as of this week. with early voting, every day from now until november 6th is election day. that not only saps some of the value out of the debates, which start next week, it also undercuts the potential potent si of october surprise. in the associated press write up of this early voting phenomenon this year, the write up, they quote a
. 's n 40 ys o f tiay even though it feels every year like the election season gets longer and longer and longer, this last homestretch between the start ofhe debate until election day, this is always about the same amount of time. at least in recent elections. and so off on this date in 2004, whh was the last time we had anum pdeun for re-election, at this time on this date in that campaign, the campaign you might remember was all about iraq. >> at odds with the hopeful picture described by the president. mr. bush was challenged during an interview with fox ne about last sprins mission acli arae on the "uss abraham lincoln." >> would you do it again? >> you mean have the sign up there? >> no, no, go in there if the flight jacket? >> absolutely. >> youould? >> i'm saying to the troops on this carrier and elsewhere, thanks for serving america. absolutely. >> reporter: senator kerry today noticed since that speech, more than 900 soldiers have diein iraq. >> so that was this date in the campaign in 2004. this date in the campaign in tidof mowugh we we rit the financial sector, still at t
election day to you. i'm not kidding. it is election day. everybody else has been counting town the days for weeks now, right? technically november 6th is 40 days from today. but guess what, election day has already started in some states. absentee ballots are going out. and in other states, coming back. look at this map. 32 states and the district of columbia let their voters vote early. i'm talking to you today, iowa, because, oh, happy day, you become the very first of the so-called battle ground states today to let your voters show up, do the in-person voting, and put this election behind you. and if you don't live in oregon or washington state, i bet you don't know this. the voting there is done exclusively by mail. no one goes to a polling place on any kind of election day. ohioans can question to the polls next tuesday. polls on tuesday. and this is not a fact that is lost on our president mr. obama stumping there yesterday. >> i still believe in you. and if you keep on believing in me, i want you to register to vote by october 9th. i want you to start voting next tuesday, october
've talked about this for months now. afr the 2010 election, obama sat down and thought about what his message is, his vision is, his strategy going into 20 1237 that's what i wrote about in "showdown" and he's stuck to this with such devotion and passion, because he believes in it. there's a real distinction between him and republicans when td t, t are value-driven differences. not just policy differences. you want to do this with the deficit. i want to do that. it's like the reason i want to do this is because i have a different set of values than republicans. >> what are those values? spell them out. >> using govnment as a coalgrvece protect the safety net and to come together and invest in innovation, education, infrastructure. we're in it together. versus the ryan budgetwhich us aa stand-in first puaninwhsa weonal gid of government and give you a voucher, find medicare on your own. here comes romney and he sort of fits the mold. he's a 1 percenter. he shows no empathy, even before the 47%. >> a pure market guy. >> they use bain, from the beginning, as cynthia noted, as a value. he
-to-one. together for your future. ♪ >>> welcome back to "hardball." with just six weeks to go to the election and recent gains in swing states by president obama, democrats are allowing themselves to begin thinking about what a second obama presidential term would be like. what it would look like. latest issue of "newsweek" the cover story is written by andrew sullivan who argues that with a second term president obama could become a transformative president. in fact, among the nation's great presidents. here is something sure to gall republicans, he says president obama could become the democrats' ronald reagan. sullivan writes, quote, he will emerge as an iconic figure who struggled through a recession and terrorized world. reshaping the economy within it, passing universal health care, strafing the ranks of al qaeda, presiding over a civil rights revolution, and then enjoying the fruits of the recovery. with me now is "newsweek's" andrew sullivan, also editor of "the dish" and also joining me is ari melber, a correspondent for "the nation." gentlemen, thank you. our main focus is on you an
is not unlimited. >> with just 42 days to go until the election, mitt romney blasted iran in his speech to the cgi. >> a voice of unspeakable evil and hatred has spoken out, threatening israel and the entire civilized world. >> all of this on the heels of my extraordinary hour with iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad. tonight my special guest is former president bill clinton. since leaving the white house he's focused his considerable political muscle on the mission of the clinton global initiative and now he speaks his mind on a world on the brink and the race for the white house. mr. president, thank you very much for sparing the time to talk to me. you're in the eighth year now of the clinton global initiative, and i would imagine of all the world leaders, you have managed to amass here, there are a few topics of concentrated attention, and probably right at the top of the list would be this simmering tension now between israel and iran. now, i interviewed president ahmadinejad last night, and he was adamant that he has no plan to build a nuclear weapon, that he has purely peaceful intention
. specifically the election battle between these two men. either mitt romney or barack obama will be the one to decide on the war or peace question. prime minister netanyahu seems to be betting on romney. romney has known him for 35 years. he visited him on the campaign trail in israel. and i even saw one of mitt romney's books on netanyahu's study shelf in jer use lem. he even appears in a pro romney ad in florida. >> the fact is, that every day that passes, iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs. >> right now, the candidates are duelling over how to handle the conflict. >> the president's decision not to meet with netanyahu, prime minister of israel when the prime minister is here is a mistake. >> so, you know, governor romney is suggesting that we should start another war, he should say so. >> tonight, the israeli response to iran "outfront." earlier, i spoke with israel's council general in new york and asked him for his reaction to ahmadinejad's comments. >> well, i think it's the wrong framing to look at it as you know, iran versus israel. this is a much larger issue. it's the wo
learned this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> what words would you have for mitt romney, given the state of the election campaign right now? >> well, i think you know the debates are very important. >> crucial? >> i think so. and i think if he's gonna double down on that 47% remark, that will cause difficulties because we now know the overwhelming number of those people work and have children. the reason they don't pay federal income taxes is because the median income is as low as 1995. until the current election season, republicans and democrats supported both the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit. i doubled the earned income tax credit. it was signed under the tax credit. reagan started it. we started it with a strong support of republicans in congress. president bush dealt with that, then president obama increased the earned income tax credit for families with more than three children. this is a rejection of basically more than three decades of bipartisan policy to support working families. it's not
show. >> with you, i was always nervous. >> plus battleground america, 40 days to go until the election. the candidates duking it out. >> al qaeda's on the path to defeat. bin laden is dead. >> the world is not a safe place. it remains dangerous. >> with a week to go until the first debate, is this race closer than it seems? we'll have our own debate to find out. >>> and been there, done that. probably the only person who knows exactly what william, kate and harry have been going through. sarah ferguson, the duchess of york on surviving royal scandals. this is "piers morgan tonight". >>> our big story, israel standing tall against iran at the u.n. today. prime minister benjamin netanyahu urging the world to draw a red line to stop iran from building a nuclear bomb. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> meanwhile, palestinian president mahmoud abbas accuses israel of what it calls ethnic cleansing. >> it is a campaign of ethnic cleansing, ask the palesti
the state of ohio. >> if mitt romney does not win ohio, he does not win this election. he could mathematically, theoretically do it, but he would have to win every other swing state that is also leaning towards obama. if he doesn't win ohio, he doesn't win. and i think when that video came out about him talking about the 47% and casting them aside, i think that will be viewed as the pivotal moment in this election, the way that in 2008 mccain's crazed response to the financial crisis was really the pivotal moment. >> so you think this tape is the game changer? >> i do think it's the game changer. but i want to cut mitt romney a little bit of slack. i think that it was almost an impossible task for the are republican nominee to please the party base and appeal to a large section of electorate in order to win. they have to move so far to the right that it was impossible to run any sort of a mainstream campaign and, as you said, this is a verdict not just on romney but on their entire go it alone philosophy. >> now, bob, picking up on krystal's point about moving so far to the righ
-pers voting, and put this election behind you. and if you don't live in oregon or washington state, i bet you don't know this. the voting there is done exclusively by mail. no one goes to a polling place on any kind of election day. ohioans can question to the polls next tuesday. polls on tuesday. and this is not a fact that is lost on our president mr. obama stumping there yesterday. >> i still believe in you. and if you keep on believing in me, i want you to register to vote by october 9th. i want you to start voting next tuesday, october 2nd. >> so paul steinhauser joins me now from washington, d.c. paul, let's go right back to iowa. everything begins in iowa. and we've got a recent poll that shows president obama has a seven point lead in iowa. so here's the guess. he wants to gets a many early votes in the bank in that state as possible and then move on with his person and his money. >> exactly. everybody knows iowa's that first state that votes in the primary and you caucus calendar and it's family us for that. it was the state that gave president obama -- senator obama his first victor
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it depend on who wins the election election? >> i think some people in israel are trying to do is push the u.s. to do it for them. and the argument is that look, if we end up with the strike on nuclear sights that will start a larger war and you will not be involved anyway. you can take out the centrefuges anyway. other possibility is that iran would widen it and it is one of the things that i worry about in the period up to the election. >> were you surprised or dism dismayed by barack obama refusing to sit down with many world leaders this week? >> i do think it is a missed opportunity. >> he is also our president. as he gets extra bang for the buck, he also has a responsibility to take this time once a year and meet a few more crucial leaders. i think that was unfortunate that he left the heavy lifting for hillary clinton. >> he was keen to try and move on the game in the middle east by saying he was continuing not to get involved. you can see let democracy freedom whatever you want to call it come through the people. not self serving. the last thing you would allow. right. where he's alm
. they're unfair. here is why republican strategist karl rove who knows polls and elections better than anyone says these polls can't possibly be right. >> think about this. romney and obama get each roughly the same percentage of the republicans and democrats as their opponent. that is to say they carry their base overwhelmingly. romney among independents is winning by three points, so if romney's winning the independents and republicans, do you think in a battleground state like florida, he's nine points down? the answer is no. >> okay. that math doesn't actually work out because according to the florida poll, those who say they're most likely going to vote, 36% say they're democrats, 27% republicans and 33% independents, so as you can see, the math that karl rove laid out doesn't necessarily have to be so. let's bring in our panel here and talk about all of the polling here we do at cnn and how it works. cnn polls, one thing you may have heard is that the polls out there are assuming a higher turnout this election than last. a lot of people say that can't be so. there was so much pas
in obama's handling of the economy and romney. we have two jobs report left before the election. do you think -- well, what do you think the impact will be? >> i don't think there will be all that significant because if it was going to be significant in the jobs report obama would be toast. he has had 43 months in his term so far where the jobless rate is above 8%. now, and all of the time between 1948 and 2009 when obama took office in cumulative months and which the unemployment rate was above. some 39 months and 43 months in just three and a half years of his presidency. those are the staggering your numbers. yet people still say, well, he's trying really i've. lori: he wants to try to cut tax of year and a higher percentage. 75 percent individual income rate. >> it is absurd. there is no economic basis for that other than we don't think people ought to earn that much money, so we're going to take away. that is socialism at its very essence. and so you elected socialist president. voila. you're going to have socialist policy, and that is what you have. he comes out with a 75% tax rat
. >> sean: we are 39 days from the election, and "hannity" starts right here, right now. we're awaiting the first pictures from a muslim rally on american soil in dearborn, michigan. they're protesting the trailer that continues to be blamed for all the violence that has recently swept the middle east and north africa. they claim that the filmmaker has blood on his hands. they want to stress the need to curb portrayals of islam and the prophet. let me explain what this means. they want to limit your right to freedom of speech. we'll have a full report and images in just a little bit on the program, and as soon as that video becomes available we will bring it into to you on the fox news channel. first new evidence tonight that senior members of the obama administration in fact engaged in a widespread cover-up in the hours immediately following the nation of four americans in libya. beyond just their misleading words, it's now their behind-the-scenes actions that are raising very serious questions tonight about what this president and his top aides are trying to hide. according to the was
of other business networks that say, yeah it is a big election, be there or be square, we're there. you know, until we're not. don't be late. >> meanwhile, the guy who said that president obama push to make taxes high, might have hit a new low, did the president say rich guys who point lovs who dor taxes don't love their country? >> and why the guys in charge are charging us right off the cliff. neil: president coming out swinging, hitting his favorite target, rich fies guys, with a patriotic duty to pay more. so jay, you hear this, and are you offended or what? >> i think it's shameful our president would accuse people who disagree with his tax policy unpatriotic, does that meaner mean erskine bowles and unpatriotic, the president owes everyone a apology. i am a supply side economic guy, i disagree with his policy, i am as patriotic as h he is, i am offended, i have a number of obama supporters that are appalled. neil: you are not enthused with what we said. dan, i thought, i guess he is okay with the 47% who don't pay income taxes, some legitimately ly, i know, that is a staggering fi
benghazi to security concerns. keeping them honest, libya's newly elected prime minister told aur rwa damon that investigators had been invited into libya and would be provided protection. whether or not the libyan government could have delivered on that promise, we'll never know. what we do know is no fbi agents are in benghazi, according to our reporter. the crime scene remains unprotected and the official line seems to be everything is going fine with the libyan government and the fbi investigation. as we said, new details tonight. national security analyst fran townsend got some of them. so did cnn contributor bob baer. fran is the former white house homeland security advisor. she recently traveled to libya with her employer, mcandrew and forbes. bob is a former cia officer with deep experience in the middle east and arab world. also on the phone from tripoli, cnn's reporter. i'm a little surprised, fran, how they can say -- how they are painting what's happening on the ground in libya, especially based on what you're hearing from sources. >> look, anderson, we have not -- this is not t
clinton. to talk about his post white house mission and the role he's taken on in president obama's re-election campaign. "ac 360" starts now. >>> piers, thanks. good evening, everyone. it's 10:00 on the campaign track. mr. obama made news for what some are calling a gaffe, and romney certainly did, we'll talk about that shortly on the big headline getter. >> does the government have responsible to provide health care to the 50 million americans who don't have care today? >> we do provide care. if someone has a heart attack, they don't sit in their apartment and die, we pick them up in an ambulance and take them to the hospital and give them care, and different states have different ways of providing for that care. >> that's the most expensive way to do it. in the emergency room. >> again, different states have different ways of doing that. some provide that care through clinics, some provide the care through emergency rooms. in my state we found a solution that worked for my state. i wouldn't take what we did in massachusetts and say to texas, you have to take the massachusetts model. >> he po
in this election. so, really, i think you can describe the foreign policy of barack obama as a foreign policy of david axelrod. it's all tied to a selection. cheryl: you mentioned his example. back in 2009 he made a big speech in cairo, egypt. it was big hope is when the friends of the muslims. you said quote that they need to be understood and are priced in the way of a relationship our relationship with them. what does that mean? >> and president obama adventured into the middle east, he seemed like this man who apologize for the mistakes of george w. bush. instead of coming in as an american president, he came in and there was this big illusion that he had muslim relatives and he lived in indonesia and he understands their world. people don't really know this. he lived by the public opinion polls by these two surveys but said so many people disapprove of america. cheryl: the most recent rasmussen poll. the u.s. relationship over the past four years with him, 45% say it has absolutely got more spread 31% is a really good. only 18% say it has gotten better. >> even in this episode, in this c
's response be and does it depend on who wins the election? >> i think one thing israel is, or some people in israel are trying to do is to push the u.s. to kind of do it for them. the argument is that, look, if we end up with a strike on iranian nuclear sites that will start a larger war. and you are going to be involved any way. you may as well go in and you have the bunker busters. you can take out the centrifuges for example. so that is one possibility. we would be pushed in to it from the beginning. another possibility is iran would escalate late and widen it and we would be drawn in. i think it is one of the things i worry about in the period after the election. i don't think it is likely. it is possible absolutely. >> were you surprised or dismayed or both by president obama refusing to sit down with any world leaders this week? i was. i did think that was a missed opportunity. obviously he's concerned about the election. he's also our president. i think that just as he gets a little extra bang for the buck when he gives a speech opposed to romney giving it he has a responsibility t
as a democratic strategist and i advise the super pac that's trying to defeat governor romney and re-elect the president so i have a dog in this hunt. we never attacked him for the flip-flopping not because we think he's not but it's more important to show the damage he would do to the middle class. that's the problem here. once again he seemed to be really out of touch, really callous about people who don't have health insurance, who might have a heart attack and die. he says well, they don't die in their apartment. actually, they do sometimes, governor. there was a harvard study that said 40,000 americans a year die because they don't have health insurance. that's the problem, he looks once again like he's not on the side of middle class people. >> alex, does he seem out of touch on this issue? >> oh, i don't think so. i think first of all, when you've lost as many races as i have, i've ended up in a lot of emergency rooms and there is a problem with american health care, and everyone will acknowledge it, and that is that doctors in america don't tell anybody no. hospitals are required b
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